Alphabet Books

Use research about high-quality alphabet books to find the right alphabet book for a child reader.


Bradley, B. A., & Jones, J. (2007). Sharing alphabet books in early childhood classrooms. Reading Teacher,

60(5). 452-463. doi:10.1598/RT.60.5.5.

Bradley, K., Bradley, J. (2014). Using alphabet books across grade levels: more than 26 opportunities.

Texas Journal of Literacy Education 2(1), 13-23.

Chaney, J. H. (1993). Alphabet books: resources for learning. Reading Teacher, 47(2), 96-102.

Coffman, G. A., Spohn, J. J. (1996). From A to Z: using alphabet books as an instructional tool with older

readers. Reading Horizons 37(1), 3-15.

Huck, C. S. & Kuhn, D. Y. (1968). Children’s literature in the elementary school (2nd ed.). New York: Holt,

Rinehart & Winston, Inc.

Rhoten, L., & Lane, M. (2001). More than the ABCs: the new alphabet books. Young Children, 56(1), 41-45.

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Robinson, L. (2008). Let’s start from the very beginning. The Horn Book Magazine, 84(2), 157-167.

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Warner, L., & Weiss, S., (2005). Why young children need alphabet books. Kappa Kelta Pi Record, 41(3),124-127.